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Neolamprologus Brichardi Cichlid

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Neolamprologus Brichardi Cichlid

Neolamprologus Brichardi Cichlid (recharacterized in some scientific literature as Neolamprologus pulcher), also known as Fairy Cichlid, is considered as a "must" cichlid for anyone interested in African Rift Lake cichlids. It is an elegant cichlid with extended rays on the caudal fin which give this fish a lyre-tailed appearance. This feature is most pronounced in males. Its body's color is sometimes described as copper bronze but under certain lighting, it may appear light bluish, violet or pinkish hues with an intricate lattice-like pattern imposed on its body. There is also a black stripe through the eye.    

Care & Maintenance

Brichardi originates from East Africa and is restricted to the rocky shorelines of Lake Tanganyika. They are hardy and relatively peacuful fish. This is one of a few schooling cichlids and so it can be kept in large groups in aquariums. 

Max Size:   4 inches
Water:   75 - 86 F; pH 7 - 8.5
Difficulty:   Easy
Living Zone:   Bottom & Middle
Temperament:   Peaceful Schoaler

The ideal tank for Neolamprologus Brichardi would include rocks, caves, and rocky crevices. The tank should be well lit, with good water movement and filtration. The fish will accept a variety of foods, including flakes and pellets. Under good conditions, Brichardi will readily spawn laying their eggs in the substrate. The fish are good parents and will take care of and defend their offspring.

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